Misrepresentation of Mileage Defense Attorney In New Jersey
Misrepresentation of Mileage of Motor Vehicle (N.J.S.A. 2C:21-8), defined as the sale, exchange, or offer for sale or exchange of a used motor vehicle where one has changed or disconnected the mileage registering instrument to show a lower mileage, is a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey as a base charge, making it comparable to a misdemeanor in other states.
Maximum penalties for violations of 2C:21-8 are six months in prison and $1,000 in fines, but if prosecutors can show a pattern of conduct in relation to odometer fraud, you may be facing bigger legal issues, with much more significant penalties for conviction.
In addition to the potential criminal penalties you’ll face, the statute authorizes the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles, after notice to you and a hearing, to revoke your motor vehicle dealer license.
That means that conviction on a sole disorderly persons count could end your business, even if you avoid jail time.
These are serious charges, and you deserve your day in court to defend yourself.
Fighting Charges For Misrepresenting Mileage On A Vehicle
If you’ve been charged with misrepresenting mileage on a vehicle in NJ, you need to seek legal help right away.
Call Matt Reisig today at 732-385-3339 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.